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Oh, hai.

I'm kind of shocked that this hasn't been deleted! I was reading a friend's birth story on her journal today and thought I'd check to see if my LJ was still active. Lo and behold, here it is!

All is well here. Maia's 9 now and Eli is 3. Kind of hard to believe that they're so grown up already. We're planning for one more kiddo yet. Hopefully next year. We'll see how that pans out. Right now I'm just enjoying my kiddos and working part-time at night to help make ends meet. Otherwise -- not too much of interest going on here. Hope everyone else is well!

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I am not dead.

Just thought you all might like to know, since I just realized it's been months since I last logged in.

And now -- back to your regularly scheduled programming. :)

Interesting

Put this list in the order it happened in your life:

Get married
Buy a house
Get Pregnant
Have baby #1
Have baby #2
Have baby #3
Have baby #4
Graduate college
Graduate high school
Meet significant other
Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn't
Move out of parent's house for good
Start college
Become gainfully employed
Buy a car
Get drunk for the first time
Get a cell phone
Get divorced

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When I'm bored...

A - Age: 25
B - Bed size: Queen + sidecarred crib
C - Chore you hate: All of them? Gonna have to say putting laundry away.
D - Don’t eat: Meat, poultry, fish, gelatin -- not too picky otherwise
E - Essential start-your-day item: Coffee!
F - Favourite board game: Life
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5'
I - Instruments you play: Nada.
J - Job title: Domestic Engineer
K - Kid(s): Austin - 14 (stepson), Maia - 6, Eli - 5.5 mons
L - Love or lust: Love
M - Mom’s name: Sandy
N - Nicknames: Jen, Jenny, Jen-fern
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Nope.
P - Pants or pantyhose: Pantyhose would mean I wear dresses... hahaha!!
Q - Favorite Movie Quote: "Nobody puts baby in the corner!" -Dirty Dancing (seen it like 5948573945347 times)
R - Right or left handed: Right.
S - Siblings: One sister, Kelly, who is exactly 4 years younger than me (what a nice birthday present, no?)
T - Time you wake up: 7AM during the week -- 8AMish on weekends
U - Underwear: Bikini variety -- mostly from Target
V - Vegetable favorite: Asparagus!
W - Ways you run late: When Maia drags her heels in the morning or when Scott decides to wait until the last minute to get into the shower -- and he takes loooooong showers.
X - X-rays you’ve had: Teeth
Y - Yummy food you make: Vegetable lasagna
Z - Zoo favorite: Elephant!

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Because I am bored...

katgainedexp did this in her journal. I'm bored so I'm being a copy cat.

First Born Survey Here you go mommies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born! Just copy and paste it in a new note for yourself! Let's see how much you remember!



1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Most definitely not.

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? No. Thank goodness, because I'd be divorced right now if I had been.

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? Oh shit. Now what?

4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? It crossed my mind for a day or two, but there's no way I ever could've had an abortion, no.

5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 18

6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Took an HPT in the bathroom of the grocery store on a Sunday night with my boyfriend waiting outside.

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? My dad. I had locked myself in my room for a few days and my dad demanded to know what was wrong. He actually asked me if I was pregnant before I could tell him.

8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Yes.

9. DUE DATE? Started out as 6/12 and was moved to 6/15.

10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Yes. And it sucked. I missed probably about a third of my first semester of college.

11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Bologna. Every morning. No joke. Why? Hell if I know.

12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? It changed depending on the day. lol.

13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? Female.

14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? I was hoping for a girl. My boyfriend was convinced we were having a boy, though. So when we went for the ultrasound and were told it was a girl, he dropped my hand and spent the rest of the time scowling.

15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? 21

16.DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Yes -- in my grandma's garage.

17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I knew about it.

18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? Nope.

19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? St. Agnes (Agony! haha) Hospital.

20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? 5.5 -- I was induced with cervadil at 8, doctor broke my water at 9. Baby was born at 1:32.

21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? My mom.

22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? My mom, Chon's mom, the doctor, and an army of nurses.

23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-Section? Unnatural vaginal.

24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? I had 2 cervical blocks -- the second one was given when I was 9.5 cm. Only the dipshit doctor didn't think to check me BEFORE giving the block, so I was numb to all pain and pressure while pushing. Which led to my beautiful daughter being SUCKED OUT OF ME by a VACCUUM. Awesome. And people wonder why I ran as far as I could from the hospital with my son.

25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 7lbs 3oz

26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN? June 8, 2004 @ 1:32PM

27. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Maia Lillian

28. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? 6 years, 8 months

Winter wonderland, no joke.

So our Winter Storm Warning has been upgraded to a Blizzard Warning starting at midnight tonight and going through to 6PM tomorrow night. We're supposed to get 9 - 14 inches of snow between this afternoon (it hasn't started snowing yet) and tomorrow night. Plus, sometime overnight the wind is supposed to pick up. 25 - 35 MPH with 45 MPH gusts. Awesomesauce. I pick Maia up from her dad's house on Sunday nights. He lives 45 minutes away. haha. My dad has already offered to bring her home if the weather gets too bad for me to take Eli out. I've got snow tires, but I also only have a tiny car. He's got snow tires and a 4WD SUV. So arguably, he'd probably have a better trip than we would. We'll see.

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Cute.

Dear marionette

I don't really know how to tell you this, but your nostrils are insulting. I think I realized it when I threw up outside of Chicago when I saw you carve your initials into my father. I'm sure you're scarred enough to understand that Extreme Home Makeover Sucks. I'm returning your ring to you, but I'll keep the results of your blood sample as a memory. You should also know that I always wanted to break the apartment building.

Greetings to your freaky family,
Jen

Jesy -- wtf did you have to go and carve your initials into my dad for? Geeze.... ♥

I tag anyone who wants to do this. It brightened my afternoon. So go.

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This is SO cute

This is seriously one of the cutest things... ever. And pretty amazing too, if you ask me!

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Books

Geeze... I haven't posted about my reading in a long time. So now I have to try and remember just exactly what I read. But I think this covers it. I'm going to include the book I'm reading now as well since I'm planning on finishing it by the end of the day anyway:

1. Your Heart Belongs to Me - Dean Koontz (337 pages)
2. Just After Sunset - Stephen King (367 pages)
3. Wild Fire - Nelson DeMille (434 pages)
4. Double Cross - James Patterson (312 pages)
5. The Face - Dean Koontz (649 pages)
6. Eclipse - Richard North Patterson (369 pages)
7. Everyday Grace - Marianne Williamson (252 pages)
8. Cross - James Patterson (296 pages)
9. Cold Fire - Dean Koontz (421 pages)
10. Night - Elie Wiesel (135 pages)
11. The Bad Place - Dean Koontz (417 pages)
12. Undertow - Sydney Bauer (484 pages)
13. Fear Nothing - Dean Koontz (432 pages)
14. Seize the Night - Dean Koontz (358 pages)
15. Birdman - Mo Hayder (448 pages)
16. Protect and Defend - Richard North Patterson (608 pages)
17. Just Married - Margaret Feinberg (211 pages)
18. Hideaway - Dean Koontz (400 pages)

Total: 18 books/6930 pages

I hope I can get back into reading yet again. It's something I enjoy so very much. I just never seem to have the time! And it doesn't help that facebook has got me addicted to those stupid apps... rawr.

Anyway. Hope to have a true update sometime soon! Hope you're all doing well!

Friends only.

Friends only.

I've decided to begin converting my journal to friends only. I think I need to start being more careful about who reads about my life. Comment to be added.

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